[RNZAF Blackburn Baffin in flight over Auckland]

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Maker and Role
Unknown, Photographer
Production Date
Black and white original photographic print of a Blackburn B-5 Baffin Biplane of the Royal New Zealand Airforce Territorial Squadron, NZ167 in flight over harbour, with Auckland in background. Image is taken from another aircraft also in flight, with the partial wing of the aircraft visible in left of image.

From 1937 29 Blackburn Baffin's were used to equip Territorial Squadrons in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. Originally the Baffin's were brought on charge (BOC) at Hobsonville in 1937 - 1939.

On the outbreak of war in 1939, the Baffin's were utilised as trainers. However, with the threat of surface raids in New Zealand, they were returned to active service until 1941. In 1941 the Baffin's were replaced by Lockheed Hudson's and broken up at Rongotai in 1941.
Physical Description
1 print : black and white ; 6 x 9 cm
air Hand-written
1 Hand-written
Current Rights
No known copyright restrictions
Accession No
Credit Line
Unknown. 1938-1939. [RNZAF Blackburn Baffin in flight over Auckland], PHO-2019-43.5. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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